Birth Mother’s Second Baby

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Tom Holmes


Two-and-a-half years later,
she buried my premature sister.

Poor mother lives in two worlds
of letting go and letting go,

of one she can find
and another she can’t.

Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics and the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently The Cave (winner of The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013). He writes about poetry, wine, and other things on his blog, The Line Break.